Oral Roberts @ North Dakota
Current Records: Oral Roberts 17-9; North Dakota 6-22
What to Know
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have quite the challenge ahead of them as they're expected to be blown off the court. North Dakota and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will face off in a Summit battle at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with Oral Roberts and are hoping to record their first victory since Jan. 8 of last year.
The contest between North Dakota and the UMKC Kangaroos on Thursday was not a total blowout, but with North Dakota falling 80-65 at home, it was darn close to turning into one.
Meanwhile, Oral Roberts lost to the North Dakota State Bison on the road by a decisive 77-59 margin.
North Dakota is now 6-22 while the Golden Eagles sit at 17-9. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Fighting Hawks are second worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 78.4 on average. Oral Roberts' offense has more to brag about, as they they rank fifth in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 82.8 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Betty Engelstad Sioux Center -- Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $49.00
The Golden Eagles are a big 11-point favorite against the Fighting Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 11-point spread, and stayed right there.
Oral Roberts have won five out of their last eight games against North Dakota.
- Jan 20, 2022 - Oral Roberts 80 vs. North Dakota 76
- Mar 07, 2021 - Oral Roberts 76 vs. North Dakota 65
- Jan 09, 2021 - Oral Roberts 74 vs. North Dakota 57
- Jan 08, 2021 - North Dakota 72 vs. Oral Roberts 71
- Feb 06, 2020 - North Dakota 74 vs. Oral Roberts 68
- Jan 11, 2020 - Oral Roberts 88 vs. North Dakota 73
- Feb 16, 2019 - North Dakota 85 vs. Oral Roberts 73
- Jan 03, 2019 - Oral Roberts 83 vs. North Dakota 72